Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

My belly keeps getting in the way. What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

Re: My belly keeps getting in the way. What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

It can be frustrating when your tried-and-true lovemaking positions (like the old standby, missionary) don't work, but there are plenty more, like:
REAR-ENTRY We don't love the term "doggie-style," but you know what we're talking about. You can also stand slightly bent over with one knee on a chair and your guy behind you.
SPOONING Lying in bed with your guy behind you can be intimate, and you don't need to use a lot of strength.
SEATED Have your guy sit in a chair. Sit on his lap, either facing away from him or sideways so you can have eye contact without your belly in the way.

Danielle Cavallucci, coauthor of Your Orgasmic Pregnancy

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

So far the easiest for us has been Rear-Entry, or Lady on top. Spoon is nice but if you have a big booty its not always easy. His books gave him some great ideas on how to make it more comfortable for both of us.

TishaDaylon |

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

we have liked reverse on top! girl on top, but facing his feet not his face!

kenzie_johnston |

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

standing up, from behind!

KatyKondrat |

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

He has enjoyed pulling me to the edge of the bed and standing up. More leverage for him, not leaning on my belly for me.

redjam12 |

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

Yeah, having a big pineapple growing inside ya isn't so easy on the sexual part of the relationship - but me and my hubby enjoy several positions (his fav is rear-entry) and there are times when just being intimate is well worth it.

KathrynFN87 |

Q&A: What are some great sex positions we could try during my pregnancy?

I like the rear-entry but i tend to not be able to keep up, i find it easier with pillows under my chest and under my rear allowing my belly to hang, Though any way we try any sex positions i still find myself out of breath ha ha. But hey that's part of being prego :)

Takonamu |

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